fresh install using refurb disc - key invalid

  1. Posts : 15
    win 7 32 bit home

    fresh install using refurb disc - key invalid

    Long story -
    laptop bought 2nd hand with win 7 home premium (later found out it was some dodgy upgrade or maybe illegal copy)
    Just bought a disc on ebay with COA sticker sealed in the envelope , it is marked as not for commercial resale but intended for refurbished pc use - which is what i am trying to do.
    However the activation is rejected due to the key being invalid.
    Supposedly i can return it but this supplier has 99 % positive feedback so they must work ...
    Is there some trick to to the install that i have missed maybe ?
    so far all i did was pop the disc in and run it after backing up to external drive.
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  2. Posts : 15
    win 7 32 bit home
    Thread Starter


    Put my specs on and realised the 3 was a B

    so all ok now !

      My Computer

  3. Posts : 17,322
    Win 10 Pro x64

    Yeah, the B always looks like an 8 to me, glad you got it solved.
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